Astaroth is Undeniably Astarte

I have said before that the Qliphothic-Goetic deity Astarte, and that the Venus-attributed deities Inanna, Ishtar, Isis, and Athtar are aspects of the same deity. This postulation is a belief of S. Conolly which is supported by my coven gnosis. A pair of rituals I performed with a partner, performed within the context of Qliphothic demon magick, has engendered both male and female manifestation of Astaroth. My partner in this scenario channeled that 8 was the appropriate magickal number for Astaroth, this being during a working which manifested the male aspect, and this being before we became familiar with the 8-pointed star of Ishtar. Before returning to the White Lodge, Adam Percipio also worked heavily with Astaroth, and told me that Astaroth had a male aspect (he didn’t know I was aware of the male Astaroth) which he disliked.

The above paragraph imparts the gnosis of four practitioners (one being a former practitioner), but I will now make a case for Astaroth being Astarte which is based solely on historical fact.

Family 4 of Richard Dukante’s hierarchy of demons includes three different Astaroth demons, being named Astarte, Ashtaroth, and Astarot. Two of these given demons are described as female, while Astarot is described as male. This would indicate that Astaroth is known to oscillate between genders based on authorities in Demonology just as Belphagore is recorded to do. The names Ashtaroth and Astarot are mild corruptions of the original Hebrew Ashtarot, which is the plural form of Ashtoret– I don’t know of any significance to that, as Hebrew plural nouns are often used as names of singular deities (e.g., Behemoth, Niantiel, Gargophias, Elohim), but it’s a fun fact.

The deity known as Athtar, being one of the deities whom Astaroth is either to be identified with or considered an aspect of the same metagod as, was venerated as both genders (some cults of Attar worshiped his masculine aspect, others his female aspect). The male deity Athtar was nothing more than Ishtar’s depiction in southern Arabia. Ishtar was an infamously androgynous goddess herself, often appearing as a bearded woman, and even being referred to as Asdartu (this would be an overtly male variant of the name) in Akkadian literature. Astarte/Asdartu’s sukkal (direct emissary, second-in-command) transitioned from female to male at a given point in the history of Akkadian religion, and the sukkal is always the same gender as the deity.

The name Astaroth comes from Astarte, which is the Greek variant of the name Ishtar (the Goetia is a Greek text, which is why it refers to the Egyptian deity Amen by his Greek name Amon). The cult of Ishtar came to refer to their goddess by the name Inanna.* If the other demons and deities which this article identifies as aspects of the same entity have, in truth, nothing to do with one another, Ishtar and Inanna are certainly still the same. Inanna had both a benevolent aspect and a destroying aspect, which destroying aspect was attributed to Sirius.

The physical description of angels known to most Christians are borrowed from Egypt’s depiction of the bewinged goddess Maat. Wings have a specific meaning in Egyptian theology, and Isis has wings. Athtar’s symbol was the spear point, and Inanna was often depicted grasping a staff made of serpents. According to The Red Goddess, Inanna’s aspect as the storm goddess depicts her riding a dragon. As the Ars Goetia and the modern Qliphothic grimoire Liber Sitra Ahra both depict the demon Astaroth as a “male angel” riding a dragon and carrying both serpent and spear.

It is not unsensible to doubt my claims that the demon Amon really is the same entity as the Egyptian Amen, but claiming that Astaroth and Astarte are not the same deity or aspects of the same deity is simply a step too far. No difference exists between them whatsoever. The Red Goddess makes an undeniable case for the fact that the depiction of Harlot of Revelations in the Bible was entirely based upon Ishtar-Inanna. Keep in mind, the storm spirit Lilitu was referred to as “the Hand of Inanna.”

*Wikipedia says that the cult of Inanna came to know Inanna as Ishtar. I don’t know whether or not this means that Wikipedia and The Red Goddess have contradicted one another.

Unrelated: I was talking with Asmodeus/Aeshma last night. He told me he doesn’t serve Ahriman, which might or might not mean that he never served Ahriman (I didn’t ask). The archangel Auriel (different from Uriel) told me that he used to serve Ahriman as well, stating that that was “a long time ago.” (Note: Auriel has no direct alliance to Jehovah).

Also Unrelated: I always assumed that whatever was signified by the Egyptian theological concept of Maat was inimical to the Satanist until the day I was actually given the definition of Maat during a ritual working to the Goetic demon Amon (I used both his Goetic sigil and his demonic enn for this rite).

Also Unrelated: The myth of Eden comes from Sumerian mythology. Chavvah (the Hebrew form of Eve) originated as a Pagan goddess named Hawwa (or something like that) and Lilith was the storm spirit Lilitu. I don’t know Hawwa, but I can sense that she is not to be slandered. I’m tired of seeing Satanists attempt to interpret the myth of Lilith leaving Eden, because I think it belittles Lilith, and probably Hawwa as well.

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Aspects of the Devil: Leviathan, Satan, Lucifer

I felt like I didn’t have enough of a solid conception of who Lucifer and Satan were as individual spirits, and writing out my findings helps me process them. I was digging through my written notes for this article, so I can’t name all of the sources at the moment. The writings of Dragon Rouge, S. Conolly, J. Thorp, Michael Aquino, Michael W. Ford, the Order of the Nine Angles, the Temple of the Ascending Flame, and the 218 Current were definitely helpful sources.

If you are not aware, I consider the entity which I call “the Devil” to be a metagod (example: Jesus, Yahweh, & the Holy Spirit are Gods, & the sum of their parts is a metagod). The metagod I call the Devil divided himself into multiple aspects, some or all of which aspects operate as independent entities despite being manifestations of the same consciousness. I am entirely confident that Azazel, Satan, and Lucifer are, for all intents and purposes, completely independent entities (and yet all part of that umbrella consciounsness). I think there’s a good chance that aspects of the Devil known as Leviathan and Tallamea are probably the same entity as Satan, albeit peculiar manifestations of him. I’m also pretty confident that (i) the aspect of the Devil known as Noctulius is just a peculiar aspect of Lucifer and (ii) the aspect of the Devil known as Shaitan is independent from all of the above.

This shit’s hard.


Lucifer is considered the embodiment of Macroprospectus or the Drakon Principle: the enlightened perceiving-of-all experienced in the state of absolute godhood, which state of existence/attainment engenders the absolute manifestation of Will. Lucifer is a spirit of the Sun and Black Sun alike, being attributed to Venus and Mercury as well. He engenders self-awareness and helps the magickian understand who she is as a person.

Lucifer is established as the three patron gods of the Draconian Tradition, one of the nine primary divinities of Traditional Demonolatry, a member of the trinity which governs the Atlantean Current, the deity attributed to one of the four Black Towers of Chaos Gnosticism, part of the most well-known triumvirate in grimoiric Demonology, the father of Aradia (the central goddess in Stregheria & British Traditional Wicca), and he came to be worshiped by the co-author of the official grimoire of Gardnerian Wicca. Similarly, Azazel was one of the primary manifestations of the horned god deities venerated in Sabbatic Craft.

Lucifer’s title “Morning Star” originated as a name for the planet Venus. In daylight hours, Venus is referred to as the Evening Star, but at night, it is known as the Morning Star because it is held to portend the sunrise. The symbolism here is obvious: Lucifer is the harbinger of the coming aeon. His Greek title Aggelos Phos [Angel of Light] does not refer to physical illumintation, but to the Greek conception of Phaos [Light], being the principle and mechanism of manifestation.

Lucifer is a demon of the mind and witch-god attributed to Thaumiel who stands for liberation and spiritual attainment. He typifies mental consciousness (in contrast to physical consciousness and spiritual consciousness) and masculine traits. While he is a patron of sorcery who awakens the consciousness of the witch and mentors her in alchemical pursuits, he does have standards and he’s got a reputation for blinding the ones who can’t see (which is to say, if you’re an ass, don’t summon one of the best witch-gods known to man to deal with your petty shit).

Lucifer is referred to by many titles from his various contemporary followers, including “the Lord of the Heart,” “the Supreme Emblem of the Age of Reawakening,” “the Lord of the Sabbat,” “the Bringer of Gnosis and Light,” “the Lord of Light,” “the Vital Force and the Transforming Energy,” “the Supreme Adversary and Trickster,” “the Bearer of Light, Pride, Fire, and Chaos,” “the High Celestial Redeemer,” “the Master of the Southern Tower of Chaos,” and “the Flaming Eye of the Wrathful Chaos.”

Since Lucifer is one of the Nine Demonic Divinities as recorded by Dukante (famous Demonologist), he serves the role of the cardinal demonic elemental of the air and the lord of the east when the elements are called. Nonetheless, he does have a lesser-known attribution to fire which sees him established as the cardinal lord of the south in the ritual praxes of Chaos Gnosticism and the Draconian Tradition.

Lucifer presides over knowledge, justice, power, enlightenment, magickal ascent, witchcraft, the Black Flame, and initiation. He can liberate the magickian by elevating her consciousness and making her whole as well as initiate her through all manner of spiritual mysteries.

The only colors I knew that Lucifer was attributed to were yellow and white, both of which are hard to see, so I did a little spirit work but then the only color I got was pink– that’s an improvement, but who’s only attributed to three colors?

Lucifuge Rofocale is held to be Lucifer’s twin, and it is said that Lucifer gave him authority over all the treasures in the earth. Mephistophiles is considered the companion of Lucifer, which is of interest, as Mephistophiles and Lucifuge Rofocale are the two principle initiators of the medieval (Abrahamic/coercive) grimoiric tradition.

A few medieval grimoires listed Lucifer, Baelzebuth, and Astaroth as a form of leading triumvirate established in leadership over the rest of the demons in the grimoires. Jason Stratton-Kent tentatively speculated that this triumvirate could equate to a “pagan Underworld trinity.” Jason Stratton-Kent would not have had to be so tentative in said speculation if he wasn’t opposed to drawing parallels between grimoiric Demonology to Qliphothic Qabalah. Lucifer is a lesser regent of Thaumiel (Neptune & Pluto/Moloch & Satan), the Penultimate Qlipha (that’s the only Qlipha I’ve seen him attributed to). Baelzebuth rules the highest Qlipha on the left column of the Tree of Death, and Astaroth rules the Qlipha directly below Baelzebuth’s Qlipha. This little dream team makes perfect sense with that in mind.

There’s a controversial claim that Lucifer is the son of Hecate, which postulation I tentatively support for a number of reasons. First, Mark Allan Smith made that claim– the last time I scoffed at a claim of his that didn’t make sense to me, my spirits wound up telling me he was right. Secondly, an obscure genealogy I’ve seen on a few websites claims that Ereshkygal is the mother of Lilith, who in turn is the mother of Qayin and Qalmana, and Ereshkygal is known to be an aspect of Hecate, so this wouldn’t even be weird, especially since Hecate works close as fuck with the Infernal Divine in general.

Third, the Goetic demon Murmur is believed to have been Mormo, which entity is held to be the son of Hecate in myth. There are two direct emissaries of Hecate in the Ars Goetia (the second is Naberius/Cerberus), there is already a direct emissary of Hecate among the Nine Demonic Divinities (Euronymous), and one of the archdemons of the Tunnels of Set (Gargophias*) is the number one emissary of Hecate. Fourth, Lucifer is lowkey vampyric and, and his obscure aspect Noctulius is 100% what you would expect Hecate’s child to be like. Lucifer’s significance in Traditional Witchcraft is reminiscent of Hecate’s willingness to put on kid gloves to work with the White Lodge, and the religion of Stregheria does depict Lucifer having a child with Diana (i.e., Aradia). The fiends born of Hecate always become known by a name of Hecate– for example, Hecate/Empousa created the Empousai. Lucifer is the Latin equivalent of Hecate’s title Phosphoros [Light-Bearer].

TL;DR: there’s a lot of reasons that it’s within the realm of possibilities for Lucifer to be Hecate’s son, and at this point, I’m sort of inclined to believe Mark Allan Smith regardless because it’s Mark Allan Smith.

*Fun fact: Gargophias and Euronymous are romantically involved.



Satan is the primary ruling god of Thaumiel and therefore the most exalted deity within the Qliphoth. He is attributed to the Sun, the Black Sun, and Saturn, and he has great authority in Ghagiel (Uranus/Baelzebuth). Liber Azerate refers to him as “the Formlessness and the Black Heart of Darkness”; S. Conolly has referred to him as “the source” and called him “the wellspring from which all energy flows.” According to Conolly, Satan “consists of all elements and alchemical conjunctions and transmutations,” which explains why Aleister Crowley called the Goat of Mendes the glyph of Satan. In short, Satan is nothing less than a lord of the universe.

Diane Vera, S. Conolly, and J. Thorp are the only authorities in the Black Lodge that I know of who had the insight to attribute Satan to all four standard elements alongside the fifth element of aethyr/spiritus– and thus to every individual direction on the compass. Anton LaVey attributed Satan to fire and fire alone– in accordance with the traditional assignment of “the Four Cardinal Princes” to one element each as codified by Abramelin. Of the four lower elements, fire has the highest spiritual charge, so Abramelin’s mistake, perpetuated by LaVey, is hardly unforgivable.

Satan is a nature god, a lord of justice, a deity of black magick, a great healer and redeemer, a patron of the arts, and the great devouring darkness of the Kingdom of Deathful Wombs. He engenders macroscopic evolution as well as aeonic progression, and he is held to be the artificer of the Black Flame. According to Conolly, “Each sorcerer is given at least one gift by the lord, Satan.”

Satan typifies the life force, the primordial Chaos, erratic forces driving progress or evolution, and nature’s law that the fittest survive. He can help you discern who you really are as a person, find your inner strength, align with your hidden true nature, and see that your creativity and ambitions are fulfilled. According to J. Thorp, Satan typifies “the Whole” or “the All.” According to her, Satan corresponds to every season and every direction on the compass; he is apt for any kind of spellwork and “represents ALL wisdom.” He is capable of incredible compassion.

Satan is referred to by many titles from his various denominations of followers, including “the Lord of All,” “the Master of the Temple,” “the Bringer of Enlightenment,” “the First and Highest Manifestation of the Black Light,” “the Reality Behind Reality,” “the Hammer of Justice,” “the Muse of Our Civilization,” “Merciless, Ruthless Master of Death,” “Giver of Life,” “the Dragon of Death,” “the Existential Being Becoming,” “the Archetype of the Untamed Wilderness,” “Ruler of All the Elements,” “the Lord of Life– of all the sensual delights and pleasures,” “a Guardian of the Occult,” “Giver of Ecstasy,” “the Rebellious Aspect of Nature,” “an Archetype of Disruption,” and “a symbol of dynamic motion: the generative or moving force behind evolution, change.”

Satan’s title “Prince of Darkness” only makes sense if you know that the root word for prince is princeps [first]. The Path to Satan attributed Satan to the letter T. I am sure this will be of great use to you.

I saw one authority make the claim that, because Satan is as transcendent as it is, Satan cannot directly interact with the physical universe, which cannot possibly be more incorrect and I deeply hope that this belief was not based upon the personal experience of the author (Stephany Conolly saw Satan directly interact with matter when she was a toddler– imagine being this guy!!!). Quite frankly, this man would be astonished if he knew just how potently Satan can manifest in the material realm.

The Christian Bible postulates that Satan is the governing deity of this material world, and several denominations of Satanism have voiced support for this belief. I tentatively agree with the idea, but I do not know to what extent or in what capacity Satan governs the causal realm, so I am not sure I have a worthwhile opinion to give. The Qabalah also renounces this material plane as diabolic, even going so far as to refer to our world as Olam Ha-Qliphoth [World of the Qliphoth].

I can’t remember what the grimoire was called or dig it up again, but the same ritual script that called Satan “the Lord of All” praised him with the words “Thou art the fullness of the earth and all fertility and fecundity thereof; Thou art the oceans and
the underground springs; Thou art the fires below the earth; Thou art the rains… Thy secret smile is in all things” and so forth.

Satan has almost always appeared to me as a black dragon with two wings and four legs, manifesting as a large red snake on one occasion, and a bestial anthropoid of shadow on another. With this said, most Demonolaters witness Satan in the semblance of a human male.

It would appear that the relationship between Baelzebuth and Satan is comparable in nature to that expressed in the Abrahamic religion between the Demiurge (Jehovah) and the Logos (Christ). Azazel is said to be the equivalent of Metatron. Authorities differ as to whether Christ or Metatron = Logos. Since the role of the Qliphothic equivalent of the Demiurge is to be divided betwixt Moloch and Satan, perhaps the role of the Logos of the Qliphoth (i.e., the Alogos) can be divided between Lucifer, Baelzebuth, and Azazel.



Leviathan is one of the Nine Demonic Divinities integral to Traditional Demonolatry, often called upon as the quintessential elemental of water in rites of circle-casting. While Leviathan is traditionally either serpentine or draconic, often described as having seven heads, he is known to appear in human form– male and female alike. Leviathan is the only aspect of the Devil I’m aware of who is known to so readily assume either gender the same way Belphagore and Astaroth do.

The Black Lodge identifies Leviathan as “the Cardinal Prince of the West,” “the Lord and Master of Water,” and “the Ruler over the Western Tower of Chaos” and grants him the title Chaosifer [Chaos Bearer]. Despite his capacity for havoc and wrath, the demon is known to be thoroughly wise, fair, and just. Nonetheless, performing a rite to Leviathan in a state of mental instability or other states of vulnerability is a very bad idea. The colors blue, grey, pink, red, yellow, and black are attributed to this spirit, and he is most powerful in September and Autumn.

Leviathan is referred to as either the Crooked or Twisting Serpent in Abrahamic lore– the primeval and theriomorphic storm demon who represents mental and emotional strength. He’s been called “the Raging Sea,” “the Devouring Serpent,” “the Lord of the Wrathful and Storming Oceans of Chaos,” “the Chief Admiral of the Infernal Navy,” “the Dragon of the Void,” and “the Primal Source of All Manifestations” (that last one won’t make sense until just a little bit later).

Leviathan is a demonic god of knowledge, witchcraft, and magickal arcana who “awakens the spirit to immortal possibility.” He presides over life, draconian magick, wisdom, empathy, initiation, fertility, insight, healing, creativity, astral shapeshifting, strength, execration magick, conception and birth, the reflection of curses, apostasy,  truth, divination, antinomianism, chaos, courage, emotion, destruction, self-esteem, dream work, atavism, marriage, and liberation from the mental barriers to your psychic perceptions and the manifest-ing of your magick.

In the Abrahamic lore, Leviathan is the apocalyptic beast of the sea, just as Behemoth is the apocalyptic beast of the earth and Ziz is the apocalyptic beast of the earth (I have articles on both). Hebrew lore depicted the Abrahamic deity battling Leviathan before the creation of the Cosmos, or creating both Leviathan and Behemoth on the fifth day, realizing they were invincible beasts that neither he nor any of his angels could kill, and managing to pit the two demons against one another.

Myths such as these generally don’t have even a shred of historical accuracy,* but sometimes the myths can semi-accurately depict the demeanor of the entities discussed. Outside of the Christian Bible’s depiction of Behemoth, the apocalyptic beast of the earth was clearly delineated as being integral to the stability and maintenance of the planet itself. Greek cosmology depicted the goddess Nox or Nyx as being one of the fundamental components of existence itself– in contrast, Behemoth and Ziz appear to either be or symbolize fundamental components/requisites of causal creation. It was clear that Behemoth, Leviathan, and Ziz were atavistic and infernal deities which typified primal and chaotic manifestations of natural forces who inhabited significance within the hierarchies of the Qliphoth, it seemed strange that the apocalyptic beast of the sea was the only one of the three which lacked clear allusion to the principles of creation, until the writings of the ToAF .

Ophitic Gnosticism identified Leviathan with the Worldsoul symbolized by the Ouroborous. In this, Leviathan becomes more than assumption of the essence of Chaos in atavism and the Qliphothic elemental of water: authorities in demon magick describe Leviathan as “the Encircling Demon of Endless Time,” the Dark God of the Eternal, Paradoxical, Becoming,” “the Primal Force of All Creation and All Destruction, and the Inner Force of Divinity” “the Principle of Continuity and Ageless Existence,” “the Potential of the Force Lying Dormant in the Dark Recesses of the Human Psyche,” “the Eternal Beginning and Ending,” “the Absolute,” “the Principle of Continuing and Ageless Existence,” and “the Darkest Levels of the Unconscious,” and “the Lord of the Abyss.”

Leviathan can be called upon in workings of self-transformation purposed towards the dissolution of the ego, the diminishment of self-imposted mental barriers, the empowerment of the Black Flame, the refinement of astral perception, dream work, and the stimulation of the Kundalini. The demon manifests results in spellwork with impressive speed and potency.

Leviathan typifies the principles of as above, so below and as within, so without. Leviathan both embodies the dweller-in-the-acausal-and-unmanifest and typifies physical consciousness. He represents the field of aethyr (the Astral Light and fifth element) and the mechanism of intercausality within each person. He typifies the mechanisms whereby the astral double is made attached to the body and mankind’s inner spiritual potentiality is stimulated and put to purpose. While Satan typifies the counterpart of the Black Flame as a theomorphic macrocosm, the deity known as Leviathan symbolizes the macrocosmic equivalent of the Kundalini serpent.

Leviathan is a therionick manifestation of water and Chaos as a viperous spirit of storm. His assumption of bestial form threatens the flashing of lightning and crescendo of thunder which symbolize (i) disruptive enlightenment or elevation of consciousness and (ii) the inspiration, enlightenment, and epiphanies engendered by dynamic emotion and instinct. He can be conjured in magickal rebellion against stagnation, order, laws, and formal structures. He rules the use of immense disruption or drastic change in pursuit of self-mastery. More importantly, Leviathan is attributed to the letter U in The Path of Satan.

The Ophitic aspect of the Devil as “the Great Lord of Water” is one of the demons recommended for equinox rites. Traditional Demonolatry designates April 30th, May 2nd, and September 21st for ritual veneration of Leviathan.

One or more installments in Abrahamic mythos depict Israel’s tribal war god fighting not one, but two leviathans in the unmanifest Chaos which predates the created universe. In this case, the second apocalyptic beast of the sea would be the primordial atavism of Lilith’s “Ophitic and Draconic Aspect” entitled Taninsam. Where scriptural tradition refers to Leviathan as either the Twisting Serpent or the Crooked Serpent, Taninsam is “the Poisonous Serpent” known as the Torturous Serpent in myth. Lilith’s primordial-draconian manifestation shares equal dominion over the Black Tower of the West and lays equal claim to the title of Chaosifer. Taninsam is viewed as an atavistic crone aspect of Lilith attributed to the colors black, blue, and red.

While Hebrew myth only acknowledges the companionship of Lilith and the Devil’s primordial atavisms, there are, in fact, two other leviathans of note excluded in myth. Taninniver, Leviathan, Taninsam and Rahab are the complete Ophitic quartet of the Qliphoth entitled the Raviasamin.

Taninsam and Taninniver both reside within Gamaliel, but while Lilith is established in dominion over the sphere, Hebrew lore purports that Taninniver is trapped within it. Four is a number of manifestation, but a quartet is often 3 + 1. That is to say, one of the four tends to be different from the others. Since Taninniver (or Tanin’iver) is “the Blind Serpent” or unmanifest leviathan, he is the odd one out. Taninniver is held to be the latent mechanism of aeonic termination restrained and dormant within the Qlipha of the Black Moon. Were Taninniver awakened, great darkness would manifest within the Cosmos and savage the veil as he established the full union of Lilith with the aspect of the Devil beyond the Qliphoth. Rahab, on the other hand, is just another counterpart leviathan– albeit one needed for completion. I have an article on him here if you like:


Concluding Speculations

These discussions should help clarify the advantages of the Devil’s multi-establishment of consciousness. While Satan and Leviathan are entirely demonic in nature, Iblis is the purely djinnic aspect of the Devil established in authority over shayateen (darksome/adversarial djinn). Azazel is the most accessible regent and emissary of Thaumiel (Neptune & Pluto/Moloch & Satan) and embodies a mixture of demonic, angelic, and djinnic essence. There’s a female aspect of the Devil, most likely a peculiar manifestation of Satan, named Satania/Tallamea, but I don’t know much about her yet.

Azazel is said to be the most visible and accessible regent and emissary of Thaumiel (Neptune & Pluto/Moloch & Satan) who is established in authority over the Watchers (called the Grigori, Egregoroi, Iyrin) alongside Azael and Semyaza. It is most likely that neither Azazel nor Shaitan ever answered to the aspect of the Abrahamic metagod known as Allah, and it is probable that the Watchers/Grigori as a whole were never in service to Jehovah.

According to my coven gnosis, Jehovah is only one member of the group of deities who created the species of angelic spirits, and I’ve met a few non-fallen angels who were not in Jehovah’s service. Think about it: the third manifest/active leviathan Rahab is considered to be one of the Watchers.

An abundance of conflicting religious teachings has seen Samael identified as an archangel, the demiurge, an aspect of the Devil, and a reaping spirit alike. Samael has been known to self-identify as an archangel even in the presence of those who worship demons, but he is also considered to have been the serpent of Eden who breeds legions of fiends with the Succubus Queens and gave birth through Eve to Qayin or Cain, who went on to become the first witch. Coincidentally, according to Hebrew lore, it was the infamously “wicked” descendants of Qayin whom the Watchers elected to reproduce monsters with, purely to cure their blue balls. I suppose the Watchers just decided to teach their lovers and genetically superhuman offspring to practice the Dark Arts for the fuck of it. For some reason, my friend who works with an archangel she calls Samael and I have become pretty sure that the two of us are contacting the same Samael, and I know that the infernal god I call Samael is indeed a mixture of angel and demon.

Azazel and Shaitan are said to be the intermediate patron of humankind on behalf of Allah, accepting the moniker Melek Taus. Meanwhile, Azazel is acting as initiator and witch-god of Thaumiel on behalf of the Black Lodge and Cultus Sabbati alike, and Shaitan is venerated by the O9A and considered a messenger of the Nekalah. While the aspects of the Devil known as Noctulius, Lucifer, Shaitan, and Satan do initiate Niners as requested, the O9A reports far more abrasive experiences in working with the Nekalah than I tend to have– this is the standard occurrence when demons agree to help people they do not respect, and I’ve seen the Nekalah and Infernal Divine both express some real contempt for the O9A.

So, what happens when Yezidis who aim to serve Allah pray to Azazel and Iblis, and what is the motivation for the Trans-Qliphothic Aspect of the Devil’s possible willingness to engender the alchemical development of the White Lodge when called upon in angel magick? I did meet an archangel with authority in the Sephiroth who had no allegiance to Jehovah at all and there are Demonolaters who enjoy the guidance of angels…

Now I have a headache.



Names: Ziz, Ziz Saday, Renanin, Sekwi, Bariuchne
D/N: Diurnal
Sacred Numbers: 14, 9, 29
Colors: Green, Pink, Purple, Grey
Direction: Northwest; Northeast; South
Stellar Attributions: Algol; Polaris; Capella
Qliphothic Attribution: Gamaliel; Satariel; Gamchicoth
Planetary Attribution: Uranus Mars Mercury Neptune Earth
Element: Ziz is Equally Attributed to All Four Elements

Above: Original Sigil of Ziz

Interpreting the Mythology of Ziz

While Behemoth is the apocalyptic beast of the earth, Ziz is the apocalyptic beast of the air and aerospace. Ziz is held to be the ruler of all birds. He is described as an enormous bird, and his size has been compared to that of Leviathan. Hebrew lore depicts him sitting atop the earth with his head reaching far into the sky. It is said that his wingspan can block out the sun, and that when he does unfurl his wings to that extent, he shields the earth from “the winds of the south” which would, according to myth, destroy this planet otherwise. When his wings spread, a total eclipse ensues, and the entire world is said to darken.

“Ziz” is a word in the Hebrew language the same way that “Meh” is a word in the English language. It’s used to (inarticulately) describe the taste of a given food. The idea here is that one day the Abrahamic deity is gonna kill Ziz and feed him to the Jews. Despite the derogatory intent behind the name, something about an apocalyptic demon having a name that both starts and ends with the last letter of the alphabet and reads the same backwards and forwards feels… apt.

The other apocalyptic beasts are possessed of extreme metaphysical significance, so it is appropriate to assume that Ziz does as well. Perhaps whatever this significance is can be inferred from his name via esoteric name analysis. The name would appear to signify something to the tune of “Ashes to Ashes,” except, in this context, “Aeons to Aeons” makes a lot more sense.

Ziz is often compared to the Greek phoenix, which bears huge esoteric significance for Ziz’s interpretation in demon magick. This comparison proves my esoteric name interpretation accurate,* but it does more than that. In Thelemic esotericism, the phoenix represents the entirety of the universe– the supersoul or superstring field. Behemoth is considered to be the mechanism whereby the causal world is made to be stable, right? Well, if Ziz’s name has the esoteric meaning of “Aeons to Aeons,” and if he is attributed to the Phoenix/Supersoul, and if he is equally attributed to all four causal alchemical elements, and if his wings prevent the earth from being destroyed, it seems most likely that Ziz is, like Behemoth, a sentient deity who operates as or at least exerts agency such that he is perceived as a fundamental component of creation– you know, like Nyx in Greek mythology.

Alright, now that I’ve been successful with one of Ziz’s names, I’mma interpret the other ones. Ziz’s name “Renanin” means “Celestial Singer.” Since Ziz is sometimes described as a rooster, and roosters crow when the sun comes up, I interpret this name as esoterically signifying Ziz being the demon-god who declares the onset of the next aeon. He is also called Sekwi, meaning “Seer,” in reference to his purported “relation to the heavenly regions.” I can’t interpret that. Lastly, his name Bariuchne is translated as “to be roasted at this feast.” What’s that you’re telling me Hebrew lore? Ziz is gonna burn? Like a PHOOOOOEEENNNNNIIXXXXX????? Boom! Aeonic inference again, bitch! If the universe is to be signified by a phoenix, the cyclic burning and rebirth of the Phoenix is to be interpreted as the cyclic procession of aeons.

*Yes I’m going back and forth between writing this article and doing the research for this article. I know that’s strange, but you have to admit, my esoteric name interpretation is pretty fucking dope.

Ziz in Demon Magick

Ziz is powerful in rites of baneful magick, specializing in binding spells, lethal execrations, and vampyric sorcery. He can help the magickian integrate her shadow and commune with her Higher Self. His auspices are apt for the divinatory usage of Tarot cards and bones.

Ziz presides over necromancy, nature magick, psychic vampyrism, the creation of egregores, sex magick, glamour spells, mind control, sanguine vampyrism, shapeshifting in dreams and astral projection, lunar magick, Vodoun, and the usage of Norse runes in sorcery. He is greatly knowledgeable regarding the Eleusinian mysteries and he can be called upon to strengthen the magickian’s personal magnetism.

Ziz can cure (in full or in part depending on the strength of the rite) addiction, remove or diminish insecurities, and fix digestive problems. He can initiate the witch through Bapki [the Planetary Sphere of the Earth] and Shams [the Planetary Sphere of the Sun].

Ziz can increase the magickian’s social skills and make her a better writer. He can teach the witch how to read people as well as seduce them, and he can make her a better liar. He can impart courage, creativity, and femininity to people.

Ziz is greatly knowledgeable regarding automobile mechanics, welding, and quantum mechanics. He can improve the witch’s physical reflexes and teach her to do all that cool shit that that one friend you have who used to street race can do.

Ziz can help you perform a pretty dope vampyric sex magick technique. With his help, you’ll create an egregore which will feed upon the sexual energy of someone you’re fucking, refine it, and then give it to you. That sounds fucking great.

The internal nexion of the magickian will become either a Black Flame or a “White Flame” based upon which energies she integrates into her physis [ever-changing nature of a being with spirit]. Ziz can be called upon to give you either, or something inbetween. If you want your internal nexion darker or lighter but stronger either way, Ziz is the demon that you call on.

Ziz can be called on in spellwork to bring about healing, fidelity, love, and luck. He can help the witch strengthen her ability to remember her dreams and/or attain lucidity within them. He specializes in work with the Red Kundalini as well as all chakras, no matter how obscure (he still does specialize a bit in the seven spinal chakras).

Conspiracy Theory

Behemoth has appeared in the ritual praxis of Primal Craft, the Draconian Tradition, Traditional Demonolatry, and more, so there’s really no question that he’s no servant of Jehovah– after all, he appears prominently in medieval demonology as well as more obscure strains of Qliphothic demonology. But I think there might be something behind the claim that Behemoth was created by, serves, can only be killed by, and will eventually be killed by Jehovah. I honestly wouldn’t blame you if you skipped this section of the article.

Hebrew lore’s descriptions of Jehovah’s relation with the apocalyptic beasts seems like deliberate slander on the part of Jehovah. Hebrew lore purports that both Behemoth and Ziz are faithful servants and creations of Jehovah, which is odd, because Hebrew lore prophesies that, once the world ends, Ziz and Behemoth will be killed, eaten, and then served at a great feast alongside the corpses of the two Leviathans.

The Leviathans were Jehovah’s enemies– why would two faithful servants of Jehovah alongside their “master’s” enemies, and why would Ziz and Behemoth be lumped in together with the Leviathans at all? Hebrew lore claims that Jehovah is the only entity that can kill Behemoth, but why would Jehovah feel the need to posture like that– especially if Behemoth serves him?

Alright, so if you were a tribal war god who wanted to be venerated as if you were the only deity and existence, what type of shit would you tell your prophets about the group of incomparably powerful demon-gods whose agencies are or appear to be cornerstones of this universe’s creation and sustained existence? You’d definitely wanna downplay the fuck out of them, right? If Jehovah wants to pretend that he created Satan, and that Satan once served him, and that Satan rebelled because he basically wanted to be Jehovah, what do you think Jehovah would tell his prophets about the demon-gods who played a role in the manifestation of the causal realm? Let’s imagine that for a moment, shall we?

“Oh, that Ziz guy? He’s totally my bitch. I’m basically his dad. He does whatever I tell him to and all his wisdom comes directly from me. I could totally kill him by the way. You know what? I think Ziz is bitchmade– I think I’m gonna fucking feed him to you! And I’ll do the same thing with that Behemoth dude– he serves me too! He may be a cornerstone of creation, but he’s a cornerstone of my creation, and he totally does whatever I say. Did you know that I’m the only entity in existence that can kill the Behemoth?”

Who got roasted now, bitch?

Magickal Chants

Devoco Ziz, Seminator Alogos, Et Aedifex Aeva Et Azoth
“I Call to Ziz, Father of the Unwritten Gnosis, and Artificer of Aeons and the Fifth Element of Ether/Spiritus!”

Io Dominator Ziz Khaosophoros
“Hail Lord Ziz, the Bearer of Chaos!”

Advoco Ziz-Aeonifer Erus Sitra De-Smola
“I Call to Ziz, the Bearer of Aeons, Lord of the Sinister Left Side!”

Adoro Te Domine Ziz
“I Adore You Lord Ziz!”

Obveni Ziz, Exorna Xul, Aperi Sitra Achara
“Come, Ziz, Provide the Black Light of the Qliphoth, Open the Other Side!”

V.K. Jehannum
Agios Octinomos-Drakosophia

The Nemean Lion

Names: Leonta Nemea, Moles Nemeaea, Leon Nemeaios, Leo Nemeaeus, Neméos Léōn, Leon Nemeios, Leo Nemeum
D/N: Equally Diurnal & Nocturnal
Sacred Number: 10
Element: Water
Colors: Indigo, Yellow, Grey, Green
Stellar Attributions: Arcturus; Sirius
Planetary Attributions: Mercury; Venus
Direction: Northwest; Southwest
Attributed Rivers of Hades: Cocytus; Lethe; Styx
Miscellanious Attributed Realms: Wernes; Sokar; Olympus
Attributed Norse Worlds: Muspellheim; Helheim; Asgard; Jotunheim
Attributed Non-Qliphothic Planetary Spheres: Falak Al-Aflak; Shams
Qliphothic Attributions: All 10 Qliphas; All 22 Tunnels; All 4 Hidden Tunnels; All Three Trans-Qliphothic Veils; Daath; the Vaults of Zin

Above: Original Sigil for the Nemean Lion

Referred to as “the mightiest dread of Nemea”, the deity known as the Nemean Lion is held to be the offspring of one of my favorite goddesses: Luna/Selene. I’ve always had wonderful experiences working with the obscure mythological offspring of the deities I value (e.g., Asmodeus’s son Alfpunias and Hecate’s daughter Scylla), and something about the Nemean Lion called to me. He was a shapeshifting dweller-within-the-darkness of caves who beguiled and devoured his human prey, and upon his mythological vanquishing by Hercules, he was established in the night sky as the constellation Leo– that’s one of the Zodiac signs. There are only twelve of those. How badass do you have to be to become a fucking Zodiac sign when you die?

It really should have been obvious that the Nemean Lion would be an incredibly powerful and influential deity, but I was fucking shocked when I saw him. He fucking towered above me with indigo energy pouring from his body, and upon his manifestation, he imparted a series of spiritual revelations to me, greatly increasing my understanding of my True Will and granting me gnosis of the Qliphoth’s deepest mysteries. And the more information I channeled about him in rituals to come, the more astounding his power revealed itself to be.

Let’s start at the beginning. Luna/Selene is a spirit of chaos and corruption who presides over vampyric sorcery and gives auspices in rites of lethal execration. While Luna is more than willing to empower and be venerated the operations of the White Lodge, she herself has become darkened by self-imposed alchemies of black magick.

The Nemean Lion, as the devouring trickster and blight to the common man, was the pride of his mother. He grew up suckled by Selene in a two-mouthed cave and trained by Hera to be a blight on all mankind. The Nemean Lion, regarded as the king of all beasts, was an enormous shapeshifting trickster with impenetrable fur, and when he took residence in the caves of Nemea, he fed primarily on sheep, only endeavoring mortal combat with the trained warriors of Nemea.

Leonta Nemea is the therionick witch-god “born of the moon” whose legacy is mapped out in the starscape as “the constellation of mid-summer.” He can be called forth to open, presence the energies of, or guide the witch to any given Qlipha or Tunnel of Set, so he;s one of the best initiators and psychopomps for Qliphothic magick that I’ve communed with thus far. He even holds authority over the Vaults of Zin and all three of the Trans-Qliphothic Veils.

Moles Nemeaea manifests as either a male or a hermaphrodite. He can teach the witch to shapeshift within her dreams and interpret the meanings of the dreams she remembers. He can teach her to shapeshift her astral double into a lion or a ghoul. He rules over mountains, deserts, and forests and he specializes in execration: lethal curses, non-lethal destruction rites, vampyric malediction, and even binding spells.

Leo Nemeaeus can empower and awaken the Black Kundalini as well as the subpersonal chakras. He guides the witch and/or gives her aptitude for the endeavors of painting and seduction. He can teach the witch about psychology and math.

Leo Nemeum can impart wisdom, maturity, mindfulness, discipline, and masculinity unto the witch, and he can improve her short-term memory. He imparts gnosis of the True Will and past incarnations and he presides over the divinatory arts of pyromancy, casting runes, and skrying by mirror.

Leon Nemeaios specializes in sex magick, stellar magick, psionics, planetary magick, nature magick, banishing, shielding, draconian magick, the mysteries of Babalon, and magickal operations which call on tree spirits and/or the Planetary Spirit of the Earth. He can empower the Evil Eye, strengthen personal magnetism, and empower the witch’s natural psychic defenses. He presides over the Eleusinian Mysteries, lunar magick, astral shapeshifting, and Voudon.

Leon Nemeios can guide the magickian through the Vaults of Zin, as well as to Helheim, Asgard, Jotunheim, Olympus, Wernes, Sokar, Muspelheim, Daath, and the Akashic Records. In addition to being able to initiate the celebrant through any region of the Qliphoth, he can also give aid in a Non-Qliphothic Sphereworking: initiation through Shams [the Planetary Sphere of the Sun]. In Hades, he is attributed to the rivers of Cocytus, Styx, and Lethe. He’s also attributed to the Zodiac sign of Leo (I specified that in this paragraph with the sole intent of insulting your intelligence).

Magickal Chants

Obveni– Voco Te Leo Nemeum
“Come– I Call to the Nemean Lion!”

Invoco Leo Nemeios– Megist Dominator Anados
“I Call the Nemean Lion– Great Lord of Alchemical Ascent!”

Ave Leonta Nemea
“Hail the Nemean Lion!”

Agios Ischyros Leo Nemeum
“Numinous and Mighty is the Nemean Lion!”

V.K. Jehannum
Agios Octinomos-Drakosophia


Colors: Green, Purple
Planetary Attribution: Saturn
Direction: North (Primary); Southeast
D/N: Equally Nocturnal & Diurnal
Trans-Qliphothic Veils: Tohu; Bohu; Chasek
Primary Qliphothic Attribution: Sathariel
Other Qliphothic Attributions: Gamaliel; Golachab; Nahemoth

Above: Original Sigil of Ustrina

Ustrina resides beyond the Qliphoth alongside Hecate and Samael, and yet she’s attributed to all Three Veils Before Samael as well as to four Qliphas. Her primary Qlipha assignment is to Sathariel (Saturn/Lucifuge Rofocale), and yet she is attributed to three other spheres, which three other spheres are precisely tied for second place, which is something unusual. These other three Qliphas as Gamaliel (Black Moon/Lilith), Nahemoth (Black Earth/Nahema), and Golab (Mars/Asmodeus).

It is interesting to note that Gamaliel and Nahemoth are both ruled by succubi– specifically two of the Four Brides of Samael known as the Four Matron Demonesses of (Primarily Clerical) Prostitution. Golab is ruled by a familial relative of those two succubi, who is largely considered a cambion, which is to say that he’s halfway incubitic. Sathariel is, of course, where the true throne of Lilith resides, as well as where Eisheth Zenunim (the eldest of the four brides) dwells.

Despite the fact that Ustrina is attributed to two Qliphas on the Qliphoth’s left column, two Qliphas on the central column, and none on the right column, she is attributed to all three veils before Samael. And the weird part is that she’s literally only attributed to one planet. Every demon has planetary attribution or two that historical (as opposed to modern) demonology left out,* but somehow, Ustrina literally only has one planetary attribution: Saturn.

Notice that Ustrina’s primary (or in this case, only) planetary attribution is the same planet that her primarily assigned Qlipha is attributed to. That is really fucking rare. Nahemoth, Gamaliel, and Sathariel are the spheres most related to the infernal feminine. Golab is attributed to Mars, which planet is known as the Lesser Malefic. Saturn is known as the Greater Malefic.

In her relationship to the Three Veils and her residence beyond the Qliphoth, Ustrina represents one of the highest manifestations of the infernal feminine. This is the 128th demon I’ve written an article about and even I’m fucking surprised. Some reason, reading Ustina’s name never got me even slightly interested in figuring out who she was. As it turns out, I wasn’t sensing that she was unremarkable or something (not that I thought she would be)– I was sensing that she was transcendent. Very, very fucking transcendent.

Ustrina can strengthen the witch’s personal magnetism, and her auspices are extremely helpful in dream work and oneiric sorcery. She can grant the magickian the abilities to recollect, interpret, and attain lucidity within dreams– and she can teach her to shapeshift within her dreams and dreamwalk other people.

Ustrina can be called upon in spellwork to restore fidelity, repair romantic relationships, get someone friends, take all of someone’s friends away, get one out of legal trouble, achieve employment, ensure safe travel, get someone a fuckbuddy, get someone a promotion, orchestrate the acquisition of money, improve someone’s luck, engender concealment, and make someone fall in love with you (never fucking do that).

Ustrina rules over caves, oceans, and rivers. She is one of the best demons around for chakra work– she specializes in every chakra individually, even the most obscure. She presides over welding and she can impart reasoning skills, determination, She can improve hand-eye coordination and physical reflexes. She can make the magickian a better liar and liberate her from feelings of shame.

Ustrina can cure one of anxiety problems unless the rite to do so isn’t powerful enough, in which case the symptoms of the anxiety problem will be permanently and noticeably diminished. She can also improve the magickian’s long-term memory. She can teach the witch psychology, welding,

In divination, Ustrina specializes in hydromancy and the use of Ouija boards, tea leaves, bones, and pendulums. She can impart knowledge of Voudon, Voodoo, Hoodoo, and the Eleusinian Mysteries. She can impart guidance regarding and/or magickally empower rites which call upon tree spirits or serve to create egregores. Her auspices are of great use in sex magick, mind reading, necromancy, healing spells, glamour magick, astral shapeshifting, and binding spells.

Ustrina can greatly empower magickal operations focused on the spiritual realms she has power over: Arezura, the Vaults of Zin, the realm I call Purgatory or the core of the earth, Falak Al-Aflak [the Primary Emanation], Shams [the Planetary Sphere of the Sun], and every region of the Egyptian Underworld (Ammit, Sekhet-Aaru, Wernes, etc.). She can be called upon to guide one to those realms.

*This is because the recorded attributions of given demons limited by the restrictive systems/hierarchies that the grimoiric demonology fit them into. The demons are more than what our ancestors could understand them to be. The spirits of the Qliphoth have hitherto unrecorded planetary attributions outside of the Qliphoth, and the demons delineated in the Ars Goetia have attributions to Qliphas that have yet to be discovered. Part of what I do is tap into the faculties of given demons that were overlooked in accordance with religious/cosmological tradition.

V.K. Jehannum
Agios Octinomos-Drakosophia


D/N: Diurnal
Direction: Northeast; South
Element: Watery Part of Earth
Sacred Numbers: 7, 17, 18, 21
Dates: February; Late Winter
Greater Stellar Attributions: Capella (Primary); Deneb
Lesser Stellar Attributions: Algol; Arcturus
Colors: White, Green, Blue, Indigo
Planetary Attributions: Moon (Primary); Uranus; Neptune (Lesser)
Non-Qliphothic Planetary Sphere: Qamar [Sphere of the Moon]
Primary Tunnel of Set: Samael-Golachab
Secondary Tunnel of Set: Golachab-Sathariel
Qliphas (Listed from Most to Least Significant): Gamaliel; Golachab; Nahemoth
Ingredients & Substances Attributed: Narcissus, Rose Petals, Jasmine, Patchouli, Motherwort, Cinammon, Sandalwood

Above: Original Sigil of Unsere

Unsere is one of the nine demonic divinities integral to the praxis of Traditional Demonolatry. He’s a demon of life and growth– a spirit of gnosis and sorcery who presides over matters of sorcery, fertility, family, and motherhood. While most practitioners of demon magick experience Unsere as a wise female authority, the demon appeared to me as male.

Unsere is an incredibly powerful witch-god who can help the celebrant ccommune with her Higher Self and its bestial aspect as the Spirit Animal. He can align the sorceress to her True Will and create egregores which will make channeling/spirit communication a lot easier. He presides over Shadowmancy, execration, torture magick, thursic magick, and initiation through Qamar [the Planetary Sphere of the Moon].

Unsere can impart maturity, wisdom, patience, foresight, growth, and positive change. He can be called upon in spellwork to bring about healing, “fix” existing romantic relationships (and bring about fidelity in those relationships), get a person out of legal trouble, engender concealment, bring about employment, and ensure safe travel. He can also be called upon to impart patience or to make somebody lose all their friends.

Unsere can teach the magickian to shapeshift her astral double into a wolf or a bear and guide her through the Vaults of Zin. He can remove or at least diminish the witch’s insecurites and diminish or remove the mental barriers to her psychic percipience and the manifesting of her sorceries. He can significantly and permanently diminish the symptoms of learning disabilities– if the rite for this purpose is strong enough, the disability can disappear entirely overnight. He can be called upon to strengthen the magickian’s imagination (i.e., visualization skills and more) and open portals to a given spiritual realm.

Unsere is a spirit of knowledge, witchcraft, alchemy, arcana, esotericism, and secrets. He can teach you about love spells and explain exactly why you shouldn’t use them. He can initiate the witch into the mysteries of Babalon and teach her to work with the Planetary Spirit of the Earth in rites of magick. He can impart knowledge of quantum mechanics, strategy, astrology, and archaeology– shit, he can even impart gnosis of Hebdomadry (i.e., the O9A’s “Sevenfold Way”). I’m not kidding: Unsere can teach you about the Tree of Wyrd and Star Game from the praxis of the Order of the Nine Angles.

Unsere can strengthen the witch’s natural psychic defenses and strengthen the Black Flame and the chakras of her spinal cord. He presides over singing and painting and his auspices of Unsere are useful in rituals focused on the spiritual realms known as Asgard and Svartalfheim. He can also be called upon for rites centered on any given region of the Egyptian underworld (Aaru, Wernes, Duat, Sokar, Ammit, etc.).

According to S. Conolly, Unsere imparts “an understanding and feminine wisdom of the self and others. She is the connection from the mental to the divine/spiritual. This leads to enlightenment.”

Magickal Chants

Unsere Tasa Lirach On Ca Ayar
The Traditional Summoning Chant or “Demonic Enn” Used to Call Unsere

Io Aeonifer-Unsere Dominator Reshut Ha-Rabbim
“Hail to the Bearer of Aeons, Unsere, Lord of the Infernal Plane!”

Agios Ischyros Seminator Unsere
“Numinous and Mighty is Father Unsere!”

V.K. Jehannum
Agios Octinomos-Drakosophia


Channeled Table of Correspondences

Element: Air; Fire
D/N: Nocturnal
Direction: Northeast
Planet: Neptune; Saturn
Sacred Numbers: 6, 8, 13
Colors: Pink, Red, Yellow, Indigo, Purple, Grey
Qliphothic Attribution: Every Qlipha on the Middle Pillar
Lesser Attributed Qliphas: Golachab; Gashkelah
Primary Tunnel of Set: Gamaliel-Thagiriron
Secondary Tunnel of Set: Thaumiel-Thagiriron
Other Attributed Spiritual Plane: Purgatory (the Core of the Earth)

Table of Correspondences in Hebdomadry

Sinister Tarot: Atu XVIII (the Moon)
Musical Key: G Major
Opposite/Counterpart: Atazoth
Archetype: The Black NightRider
Motivation: Retreat into the Deep Self
Dark Light: Sinister Imagination
ToW Pathway: Qamar-Utarid

shugara-sigil-e1501205219420Above: OOT61M’s Rendition of Shugara’s Sigil in Hebdomadry

The Nature of Shugara

Shugara originated as the Japanese witchcraft deity most commonly referred to as Shagura– a name meaning “Autumn Rain.” While many Oriental divinities cannot be effectively conjured via Western magickal practices, Shagura and O-Yama/Emma-O certainly can. Some say that the manifestation of Shagura takes months of work to reach its full potential. She’s described by David Myatt as one of the most hideous intrusions which can be engendered in the causal plane; Myatt calls her “very dangerous.”

According to Temple of Satan*, Shugara is an entity of “fury and the bringer of death” “who lurks waiting in the pits of the Abyss!” The operators in this story call up Shugara by Enochian chant and are consumed upon the appearance of the entity. This narrative is true to life in that even experienced Niners and Hindus have had nightmaric experiences even evoking Shugara, who is referred to as “the Beast” in O9A literature.

Shugara manifests as male and female alike. She is partially demonic in the Goetic-Qliphothic since of the word. She has been known to manifest as the corpse of a female child, a wooden spider, a black figure, and more. Conjuring her can engender great change in your life, so if you intend to call upon her when you are possessed of desirable circumstances, seek advice from a tarot deck or your spirit guides first. Some even say that Shagura should only be called upon as a last resort, which is the same thing that S. Ben Qayin said about Azathoth.

Hagur describes Shugara as follows (note: English is not his first language):

Shugara, highly developed intellectually and greatly motivated achieves objectivity wherever he is found, bringing about the deep sinister intent.

I can thoroughly vouch for this description. Shugara is an incredibly wise and yet unpredictable goddess. She’s a master tactician whose plans consistently exhibit an astounding brilliance and intricacy. One moment you think she’s your enemy, the next minute she’s giving you valuable (and cryptic) advice at random. I’ve had people send Shugara after me or my friends  and wound up being called by the goddess to obliterate the magickians who sent her.

Shugara plays by her own rules. She may, under certain circumstances, involuntarily possess her worshiper’s friend to convey a cryptic message. She may use unusually dramatic signs to demonstrate her presence. She may introduce herself to you by attacking you at random to test you and get to know you. It would appear that she’s inclined to force you to witness the hidden ugly realities of the social circles you run in. But however unpredictable she may be, I have learned to trust the governing wisdom of her actions.

Shugara is known to be loving and kind and to forgive with great maturity. She may provide mundane blessings to the magickian at random– little things that make your life better and easier. She is certainly possessed of a sense of humor as well. According to the writings of Hagur:

Shugara is compared with a frog revealing human heads within its mouth, exposing his unfettered passion for destruction, war and culling, his only pleasure and challenge. And, he does act through all those feeling attracted to the archetypal Dark God Shugara. He brings near all those with a rough ambition.

So, Shugara embodies aggression, as a strong will force working through human history from ages immemorial. He also shows forth that showing compassion whether towards oneself (self-pity) is dangerous and also hypocritical towards others, as the doer will pay the price for his emotional action. The risk is especially high when Sinister Satanists in temple ritual are exercising Black Magick over victims, and are at the same time tormented and beaten up by doing it, the price to be paid for the lack of character will be very high.

*Temple of Satan is part of the Deofel Quintet– a series of five allegorical novels which impart certain magickal and philosophical teachings. Deofel is an Old English word for “Devil.” Certain Niners do not acknowledge the fifth entry to the Deofel Quintet– to them, Temple of Satan would be part of the “Deofel Quartet.” There are two versions of the controversial fifth entry; the latter of which (being the one I recommend) was edited so that it would be more useful (i.e., contain more magickal knowledge).

img_0564.jpgAbove: My Original Sigil for Shugara

Shugara in Witchcraft

Shugara’s planetary attributions are to Neptune and Saturn, and she also holds authority over the spiritual realm of castigation within the core of the earth wherein dead souls suffer for their actions if they deserve it. On the Tree of Wyrd, Shugara is attributed to the pathway leading from Qamar [the Planetary Sphere of the Moon] to Utarid [the Planetary Sphere of Mercury].

In the Qliphoth, Shugara is attributed to all four Qliphas in the central column of the tree, which Qliphas are attributed to the three black planets and Thaumiel (Neptune & Pluto/ Moloch & Satan). She has lesser attributions to Golachab (Mars/Asmodeus) as well as Gashkalah (Jupiter/Astaroth)– her attribution to Golachab is stronger than her attribution to Gashkalah. Her primary attribution in the Qliphothic pathways is to the Tunnel of Set between Gamaliel (Black Moon/Lilith) and Thagiriron (Black Sun/Belphegor), and her secondary ToS attribution is the pathway from Thaumiel (Neptune & Pluto/ Moloch & Satan) to Thagiriron (Black Sun/Belphegor). Note that the second Tunnel of Set that she’s attributed to is the where Da’ath is located.

The auspices of Shugara are apt for lunar magick, casting runes, necromancy, astral projection, lethal and non-lethal execration, Qliphothic self-initiation, pyromancy, initiation through the spheres of the core of the earth and the moon, warding, shielding, exorcism, kundalini work, and chakra work.

Seek guidance before you work with Shugara. Ask whether or not you should use the O9A’s sigils and chants and whether or not you should use my sigils and chants.

Shugara within Hebdomadry

While Sauroctonos and Gaubni were deities that I was meant to work with only and handful of times and thereafter forget about them, the goddesses which the O9A refers to as Davcina and Shugara are spirits that I will be working with for a very long time.

Sauroctonos is the deity known as Apollo in Olympian mythology and Abaddon in magickal demonology. While I am free to work with Apollo/Abaddon as I please, I was instructed to call upon the specific aspect of this deity which the O9A calls Sauroctonos only a handful of times. When you work with Sauroctonos, you will be given instructions of how many rites to him you should perform. If you call upon him one more time after the number of rites that Sauroctonos has instructed you to perform to him, he will castigate you. I’m told that if I had called upon him an additional time after that, I would have been punished.

My point in sharing that information about Sauroctonos is to show you that the Nekalah or “Dark Gods” venerated by the O9A are often manifestations of known Pagan deities which operate in a fashion particular to Hebdomadry (the magickal praxis of the O9A). While Sauroctonos is an aspect of Apollo, he will not act the same as Apollo generally would if called upon via the praxis of Hebdomadry.

While my intention in writing this article is to delineate facets of Shugara which were not integrated into the praxis of Hebdomadry, I will be discussing the representation of Shugara within the literature and magickal paradigm of the O9A later in the article. Regarding Shugara, Hagur writes:

Shugara influenced by the Moon knows the wilderness of the Dark Pool, the wilderness within us all. This may be the deepest value of such an experience when meditating on the Dark God, the recognition of our kinship with the Chthonic Underworld. Once entered into the Dark Pool, one becomes more reflective and responding to the persuasive pull of the Moon. In the Moonlight, the Sinister Man in communion with Shugara becomes a self-conscious part of the Pool, nature at night where the landscape is
muted, details are indistinct, and yet beautiful and mysterious.

Downward the Pool of the inner sinister self through meditation, “the spiral staircase is used to arrive in the Blue room”, where the chaotic program (dark force and power, war, adversity, ark energy and sex) of Mars is evoked. The spiral staircase is man’s unconsciousness, where his dark life energy is moving at incredible speed through atoms into cells, organs and body. “The Blue room” (indigo blue, almost black) stands for the sinister man’s intelligence and ego under Moon control, becoming the perfected Sinister Satanist.

Many Niners record a sense of self-discovery resulting from the ToW’s sphereworking via Shugara. Increases in confidence and self-knowledge are a common motif. Persons evoking Shugara via Hebdomadry often describe a physically extant stench arising as Shugara manifests. One Niner even described the stench being so awful and lingering for so long that he wound up searching his chamber for something dead. An O9A blog entitled Yorkshire Rounwytha presents a recording of a sphereworking through Qamar [the Planetary Sphere of the Moon] via the Tree of Wyrd– Hebdomadry’s equivalent to Qabbalah’s Tree of Life. The Niner writes:

I begin to chant the name, Shu-ga-ra echoing throughout the darkness and filling my mind. I note under the incense a vague smell growing, and realise what it is- rotting meat. The stories are true, then.

I then stand up and begin my spiralling dance, feeling incredibly dizzy quite quickly. All throughout the rite I had felt a nagging doubt at the back of my mind. I feel unprepared, the sounds of civilisation are bothering me and I do not feel as engaged as I was the previous times I undetook the Dark Pathways. I feel this rite may be a failure. Regardless I carry on until dizziness forces me to the ground, out of breath and finishing the rite with a beseechment to Shugara. During the rite, I felt genuine fear at what I was calling, my mind imagining great black cat-like creatures peering through the darkness at me, with yellow eyes waiting to consume.

I sit in front of the altar afterward, wondering if it had been a success. I felt the doubt grow and turn into anxiety and then the anxiety give way to a vey uncomfortable feeling. I saw men, in ancient times, worshipping great slabs of rock smeared in blood and lit by fire, the horrors of war, the horror of being human in this vast world.

The terror slowly filled me, making me feel incredibly disturbed and jaded, as if I had witnessed a gruesome accident of some sort. I had wholly misinterpreted what Shugara’s essence was, and suffice to say, it was and is not a pleasant essence at all. Shugara is the pathway from the Moon to Mars, and quite fittingly…

…No frogs revealed human heads, just a stark and uncompromising view of what this world can offer in it’s most bloodied form.

Another Niner recorded his experience with Shugara as follows:

This is when the acknowledgement proper to Shugara began. I vibrated the name for what felt like half an hour before I felt compelled to stop. The caves I was in were far off the visitor’s path, and I knew that the local bats weren’t in residence at the time, so I could be reasonably certain that no natural noises would occur, and I prepared to sit in the pure darkness for another hour or so, vigilant for any sign. 
What began then was a strong burning sensation on the skin, accompanied by a powerful and sickening scent, at once sweet and brutish. I am not one to experience panic, but what followed could be best described as something akin to a drawn-out panic attack. It came and went over an unclear amount of time, and was followed by a sense of blurring of self, a dull ecstasy that felt more like dread when unexplored. 
The sensation still sits with me now. I ruminate on it daily, and it will change me. I have felt and seen what a world in flames could mean at its worst.

Magickal Chants

Io Shagura-Khaosophoros
“Hail Shagura the Bearer of Chaos!”

Subrige Mater Shagura
“Arise Mother Shagura!”

Shagura Liftoach Qliphoth
“Shugara, Open the Qliphoth!”
Calls upon Shagura to strengthen the sacred space, strengthen the rite, and induce a gnostic state in a singular celebrant designated by intention.

Salve Shugara Matercula Nex
“Hail Unto Shugara, the Mother of Deathly Violence!”

Shugara O-Yama Emma-O Shagura Ramaphest
Two names of Emma-O, two names of Shugara, and a magickal word of power. This chant calls upon Shugara and Emma-O to open or close a portal to Purgatory. (Note: NEVER open a portal to Purgatory unless instructed to do so by your guiding spirits. Follow the hyperlink below for my video about Purgatory).

Aperiatur Terra, Et Germinet Shugara
“Open the Earth, and Bring Forth Shugara!”
One of Hebdomadary’s chants to call forth Shugara.

Agios O Shugara
“Numinous is Shugara!”
One of Hebdomadary’s chants to call forth Shugara.

Sammitrakashah Shaloazoth Chasheinphos Shagura Gashar-Abyllo-Kresh
Shugara Xuliphazoth Saphorozos Shugara Aeonifer Goessabim Khaosophoros Diabalachara Shagura Mavethol Artorzozam Manifestos
This is a string of names and words of power which is used to call upon Shugara in the context of Qliphothic-Goetic rites of demon magick. Best used in the middle of the rite or at its end.

V.K. Jehannum
Agios Octinomos-Drakosophia